Windows 10: A solution to the painfully slow upgrade to 10049. Solved

  1.    05 Apr 2015 #1

    Found a workaround to the painfully slow upgrade to 10049.


    Many people, including myself, have been facing a problem when upgrading to the latest Windows 10 build, 10049.

    There is a bug in which the install program downloads all available language packs when it is running.

    Upon reboot, on the "circle with percentage" screen, the OS installs all the downloaded language packs, resulting in a very very very long upgrade process which can take 20+ hours in some cases.

    I have read this in a forum comment (cannot remember what forum exactly)
    Thank you comment poster anyway.

    And decided to test.
    It Works!!!!


    Upgrade from build 9926 directly to 10049.
    For some reason, in this scenario, the setup program does not try to download the unnecessary language packs, and runs as normal.

    The total install time in this case shrinks to about 3 hours or less.

    I know this doesn't sound very practical, but is the only workaround i found.

    Mine took less than one hour!

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by WinInsiderBeta; 18 Nov 2015 at 20:36.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    06 Apr 2015 #2

    A solution to the painfully slow upgrade to 10049.


    Let's hope they fix it before 10051 or whatever the next one will be.
    Larry


    WinInsiderBeta said: View Post
    Many people, including myself, have been facing a problem when upgrading to the latest Windows 10 build, 10049.

    There is a bug in which the install program downloads all available language packs when it is running.

    Upon reboot, on the "circle with percentage" screen, the OS installs all the downloaded language packs, resulting in a very very very long upgrade process which can take 20+ hours in some cases.

    I have read this in a forum comment (cannot remember what forum exactly)
    Thank you comment poster anyway.

    And decided to test.
    It Works!!!!


    Upgrade from build 9926 directly to 10049.
    For some reason, in this scenario, the setup program does not try to download the unnecessary language packs, and runs as normal.

    The total install time in this case shrinks to about 3 hours or less.

    I know this doesn't sound very practical, but is the only solution i found.

    Mine took less than onde hour!

    Hope this helps.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    06 Apr 2015 #3

    Nice post - but what IS the solution ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    06 Apr 2015 #4

    The closer we are the the RTM, I will be working on upgrading directly from my Original OS instead of on a pre-upgraded build. I suppose that would be even better than upgrading from just an earlier build....
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    06 Apr 2015 #5

    whs; I would hope that they have fixed the bug in the upgrade that allowed it to upgrade all of the languages instead of just the one on the system being upgraded.
    Larry


    whs said: View Post
    Nice post - but what IS the solution ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    06 Apr 2015 #6

    Was it my post?
    Me said: View Post
    There does seem to be a bug related to language packs with the latest builds. See here:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...=1428109839126
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    06 Apr 2015 #7

    Always amazing to me that this sort of thing somehow gets released to the public. It's like, no one bothered to test the install or maybe they just felt like having themselves a collective laugh.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    06 Apr 2015 #8

    I think the solution is to wait for the iso, fix it with Ntlite and make a fresh install. What keeps us from that is our curiosity and the investment in the current builds.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    07 Apr 2015 #9

    musiclover7 said: View Post
    Always amazing to me that this sort of thing somehow gets released to the public. It's like, no one bothered to test the install or maybe they just felt like having themselves a collective laugh.
    It's not a release to the public.

    It's a preview which is made available on the basis you accept there are bugs.

    More than that, build 10049 is only available to 'fast' ring users who have accepted that there are even more bugs.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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